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Old 09-03-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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I'm a TRV Network member and got referred to this site to investigate the "Ultra Power" reviews. I'm a fairly new RV'er, since May '07 and we love it. We bought a '95 Allegro Bus in excellent shape and took our first trip to Fort Wilderness in Disney in July. Had a great time with only two issues: worn seal on water heater pressure relief valve (which I changed) and an Onan Marquis generator problem which still is not resolved. Hopefully next Monday an Onan Service location can track down the culprit. Otherwise, we're diggin' it. Hope to see you on the road sometime!
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I'm a TRV Network member and got referred to this site to investigate the "Ultra Power" reviews. I'm a fairly new RV'er, since May '07 and we love it. We bought a '95 Allegro Bus in excellent shape and took our first trip to Fort Wilderness in Disney in July. Had a great time with only two issues: worn seal on water heater pressure relief valve (which I changed) and an Onan Marquis generator problem which still is not resolved. Hopefully next Monday an Onan Service location can track down the culprit. Otherwise, we're diggin' it. Hope to see you on the road sometime!
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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Welcoome from us too! We're looking forward to hearing your travel stories.

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Congrats on your new to you rig and Welcome to IRV2! I am sure that you will find that you will want to hang around here after you get through doing your "investigating"! This is one of the friendliest RV forums around, with so many people willing to answer any questions you may have ...along with chiming in with their own solution when you have a problem!
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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Well, my generator woes began before my trip in July. I serviced it before the trip (plugs, air filter, fuel filter, and oil/filter change). Tested it to see if it ran ok and it did. Then I was taking it down to get "fitted" with a brandy new Master tow dolly, when I started the generator and fired up the a/c. It ran for about 30 secs, then stalled. Long story short, It runs fine until I start the coach, then she eventually sputters and stalls.
Too late to put it in the shop at that point, so I drove down to Orlando and let the Camping World techs look at it. They figured it was a bad carb that needed replacing because it sat for about a year before I bought it. Apparently, you can't take the fuel bowls off and clean them anymore, Onan discourages that because untrained mechanics could clean it too good and it might overproduce and ruin inside components. But I digress.
So, I couldn't wait any longer as we were on our way to Delray Beach, FL and had to get going. So I bought the new carb just in case ($260) and headed south. When I got to Delray, I contacted an authorized Onan dealer figuring these guys know it all about their stuff. Well, 2 weeks later (!) and they ruled out coach alternator, coach wiring, fuel pump or anything fuel related. Ran a separate fuel line from a bucket of fuel to the generator and it still stalled.
Again, long story somewhat short, they figure it to be a situation where the governor is being sent bad info from somewhere inside, telling it it is reaching the 13.7 volt output limit, and it is shutting it down. This actually now makes a little more sense, because when we turn on all of the lights inside the coach and other assorted "loads", the sputtering subsides and it tends not to stall as much. In fact, all of the way home to NJ, we ran a wide variety of electrical configurations just to keep the generator running and the a/c, and it worked pretty good. But, I don't want to have to always do that.
So, next Monday, September 10, she goes to an Onan dealer here in NJ for further examination of the whole governor/ cutoff scene and hopefully replace a board or two and end this saga. I'm already $900 in the hole between the new carb and 20 hrs of diag time in FL. I'll keep you all posted. I also would appreciate any ideas anyone might be able to share here.
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Hi and welcome to iRV2. I miss camping in Ft. Wilderness and hope to go there once again soon.
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